I was wandering whether anyone had had a recent spinal fusion who are in their 20's?
Basically I'm 22 after a RTA in 2009 I have been left with no other option other than the spinal fusion and would love some positive support! I'm terrified and have heard plenty of negative stories but very few positive, if I was able to live any kind of life without the surgery I would but it is just not possible anymore. I have arthritis already and my hip has started to take a real bashing now as well with the onset of arthritis obvious on both sides which is a direct result of my ongoing back pain. I have fought for 5 years. I am scheduled in next month and would really really appreciate some positive stories and support! I am only looking for a 50% pain reduction anything over that is a positive and I have realistic expectations and know the risks.
Thanks in advance
Very very very scared girl!!
Pelvic fixation 2009, L5/S1 fusion 2014